PTO Update for HRE Staff

December 2015 Board Meeting

President's Update

  • Approval of November Minutes
  • Gift cards for Office Ladies and Sam...$ for the cards was donated by local businesses
  • Presentation from Mr. Striegel's class...Student-led project for PTO to fund doorbells for classrooms

Committee Updates

Dine to Donate

  • Waiting to hear on El Camino total
  • Wings Etc coming on January 19th
  • Information on Incrediplex date will be sent out to families in January

Holiday Bazaar

  • Things went well and Lanny Duke agreed to chair next year too
  • Minor concerns were voiced by vendors
  • Will look into providing music for next year's event
  • Will develop a cancellation policy prior to next year's event

Pancake Breakfast

  • Expenses for this year's breakfast were $0.00!
  • Will need to purchase some replacement griddles for next year
  • Discussion on minor tweaks for next year

Spirit wear
  • Winter order went well
  • Sales have already surpassed year-end expectations

Secret Holiday Shop

  • Expenses were down from last year and profits were up
  • Volunteers were sparse
  • Discussion of amount of shopping time for classrooms

Holiday Assistance

  • HRE supported 11 families this Christmas
  • 151 Love Indiana boxes filled!

Staff appreciation

  • Lunch on January 4th...Texas Roadhouse Potato Bar
  • Lunch on January 15th will not be provided
  • Planning Lunch for February 5th PD Day

Science Fair & Math/Science Night

  • Info went out in the Rocket Fuel
  • Information night in January
  • Event on February 11th

Book Fair

  • Total profit of $4529 ($17,618 in total sales)
  • Volunteer numbers were good throughout the event
  • Teacher bins were a fantastic idea!
  • Family reading night received great feedback

Treasurer's Report

Cash balance

  • Cash balance was reviewed

Other items...

  • Budget is current up to date

Principal's Report

American Heart Association

  • Discussed possibility of health fair in February

Old Business

Staff and bus driver shirts

  • Shirts were passed out to staff

New Business

Blooming Biz

  • Flower sale opportunity in the spring
  • Details will be explored...would aim for this spring
  • Definite interest in this project

Family Gift Secret Shop

  • Presentation at the January Board meeting

Foundation Basket for Game Day

  • Continue the "Cincinnati Getaway" theme for this year
  • Board members will pursue donations for the basket
  • Due date for the basket is January 29th (Game Day is February 26th)
  • PTO will send HRE Administration and Teacher of the Year...considering sponsoring a table after gathering more details